Stockton Student to Give Lecture Nov. 2 at Manahawkin Site on Holocaust Rescuers

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Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University student Michael Slaza, who has personal ties to people who helped rescue those targeted by the Nazis in World War II, will give a “Holocaust Rescuers” lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at noon at Stockton University’s Manahawkin Instructional Site.

Even though the concept of neighbors against neighbors and the “bystander effect” was very prevalent during the Holocaust in core places such as Poland, there were unique, independent individuals who felt it was their duty to hide or rescue victims of the Holocaust, risking their own lives, Slaza noted.

His lecture will illuminate what character traits these people possessed in order to help explain why some people in his family and others behaved in an altruistic way despite the danger.

Slaza is a second semester junior majoring in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy. He has an interest in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and plans to participate in a Study Tour of Holocaust-related sites through Stockton’s Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center in spring 2017. 

He also is a member of the Stockton student organization STAND, a student-led movement to end mass atrocities.

Please call (609) 626-3883 to register for this event.

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